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Robert Knight

Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

Illustration on a constitutional power struggle by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A struggle for supremacy

The most powerful evidence that federal judges have eclipsed the other branches of government is the circus surrounding President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. This should not be as big a deal as it is. Published September 16, 2018

Illustration on Nike and Colin Kaepernick by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Kicking off more contempt for America

What is it with our ruling elites? How did they come to have so much disdain for America? Some recent events have yet again brought this unfortunate situation to the surface. Published September 9, 2018

Illustration on the Democrats' game plan by ALexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Democratic game plan

The "progressives"' game plan to re-acquire power in Washington and make it permanent has been shockingly obvious for some time: Published September 2, 2018

Illustration on impeachment by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

From border hysteria to impeachment cheerleading

Last week, a full-page opinion column in the Loudoun Times-Mirror, a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, actually had this five-column headline, caps included: Published August 26, 2018

FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said that America "was never that great" during remarks criticizing Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan "Make America Great Again," saying America won't be truly great until all Americans have true equality. Republicans quickly pounced on Cuomo's remarks. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Chasing alternative reality

The American left has so many people vying to be the Alternative Reality poster child that it may be difficult to pick a winner. Published August 19, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh isn't afraid to break with his colleagues of the federal appeals court. (Associated Press/File)

Liberal claims to the moral high ground

The progressive left is in a panic over the Senate's coming confirmation vote on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Published August 12, 2018

Illustration on attacks over unacceptable tweets by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A Maoist moment in America

During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong's Red Guards marched people through the streets in large dunce caps. The victims had said or done something outside the canon of Chinese Marxism. Published August 5, 2018

Jefferson Shame Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

On the run at UVa

If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation? Published July 29, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

The predictability of Barack Obama

Last Tuesday in South Africa, Barack Obama gave a speech with some lines right out of a Donald Trump stemwinder. Published July 22, 2018

The Christian Light Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Living in revolutionary times

Over the weekend, in addition to being in the World Cup soccer final against tiny Croatia, France got to celebrate Bastille Day, which commemorates the July 14, 1789, storming of the infamous Paris prison. Published July 15, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters in advance of votes on two broad immigration bills, deriding the Republican immigration legislation as a "compromise with the devil," at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mad and hot, the 'Resistance' is seething

Looking at the current political and cultural climate in Washington, D.C., you might get the idea that the ruling class is in the midst of a conniption. Even the walls of the National Cathedral are vibrating with weirdness — more about that later. Published July 8, 2018

Illustration on the Supreme Court restoring balance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Are you tired of winning yet?'

Remember when President Trump said we were going to win so much that we are going to get tired of it? Published July 1, 2018

Illustration on Mass shootings and mental health by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A crazy way to look at shooters, and reality

The mental health industry isn't what it used to be, although there are plenty of brilliant and compassionate analysts and counselors who help lots of people. Published June 24, 2018

Illustration on video game violence by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taking aim at young targets

It's apparently not enough to corrupt children by selling them moral relativism. Published June 17, 2018

Elephant Stabbed Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Deconstructing young minds

Since November 2016, the deep state and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters. Published June 10, 2018

Intolerance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

An Orwellian gagging of the media

Years ago, sitting in an English pub on July Fourth, my brother and I were surrounded by friendly Brits who toasted America's Independence Day. Expressing no bitterness over their former colonies' rebellion more than 200 years ago, they even jokingly joined in a chorus of "Down with the British!" Published June 3, 2018

Illustration on the hysterical persecution of Nichols Hardware by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

No handy tool for gender-bending

The culture war reached into the quiet Washington, D.C., exurban town of Purcellville, Va. last week. Published May 27, 2018

Illustration on Kelloggs' experience in Venezuela by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Swallowing the false promises of unexamined socialism

In the United States, surveys show that many millennials are not merely soft on socialism but openly support it. They think capitalism benefits only the "1 percent" and no one else, despite America's matchless record of upward mobility and prosperity. Published May 20, 2018

Illustration on the moral decline of the Boy Scouts of America by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Saying goodbye to equivocation

It's official. The Mormons have finally figured out that they can't do business with the devil. Bully for them. Published May 13, 2018